Madison film fans, don’t expect to get a break after gorging yourself on great movies at the Wisconsin Film Festival. On April 11, the day after the festival ends, Sundance Cinemas is jumping right into a new Screening Room calendar of independent, foreign and documentary films. And several weeks they’re booking two films a week instead of one. So no slacking.
Here’s a list of the films Sundance will be showing as part of the Screening Room series — no amenities fees, and if you’re a member of their loyalty program, you get double points for your ticket.
“Enemy” (April 11) — Jake Gyllenhaal reteams with his “Prisoners” director Denis Villeneuve for this thriller about a man searching for his own doppelganger.
“The Past” (April 18) — Asghar Farhadi’s follow-up to “A Separation” also looks at the moral complexities underlying a disintegrating marriage.
“The Unknown Known” (April 18) — UW grad Errol Morris interviews former Secretary of Defense Donald Rumsfeld, finding a man far different from Robert S. McNamara in “The Fog of War.”
“The Invisible Woman” (April 25) — Ralph Fiennes plays Charles Dickens, carrying on a secret affair with a young woman (Felicity Jones) he won’t publicly acknowledge.
“Finding Vivian Maier” (April 25) — This documentary looks at the life and work of a nanny who was a terrific, but utterly secretive photographer.
“Blue Ruin” (May 2) — An outsider returns home and resorts to violence to protect his family in this indie thriller.
“Honey” (May 2) — An Italian woman who euthanizes the terminally ill finds her work put to the test by a middle-aged man tired of life.
“Le Week-End” (May 9) — A British couple on vacation in Paris reassess their relationship in this acclaimed comedy-drama, which is also playing at the Wisconsin Film Festival.
“God’s Pocket” (May 16) — In one of Philip Seymour Hoffman’s last roles, he plays the resident of a backwater Philadelphia neighborhood trying to find a proper burial for his ne’er-do-well stepson.
“Palo Alto” (May 23) — This drama stars James Franco and is also based on short stories he wrote about a group of teens getting into trouble.